33 Reasons NOT to walk the Camino

If you have been reading this blog for the past several years and retain a good memory for certain oddities, then you would know that I hold an obsession regarding the film “The Way.” It is a film directed by Emilio Estevez and starred his father, Martin Sheen. It is about a man (Sheen) who’s son …

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Catholic Recovery subreddit

I love Reddit. Reddit is the self-described “front page of the Internet” and is the result of a massive grouping of forums, called ‘subreddits’ or just plain ‘subs,’ that are created by the online community. You name it, there’s a sub for it. Some are obviously more popular than others; one thing I love about …

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Sober Catholic YouTube Channel (UPDATE)

Just a quick post to let you know that I’ve just spent the last hour or so managing this blog’s YouTube Channel. All that is on there are subscriptions and playlists; I have no original videos uploaded. The main thing I did was to delete all playlists and subscriptions relating to the Camino de Santiago …

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Worshipping and Adoring in a time of Pandemic

In my two previous posts, Sobriety in a Time of Pandemic and especially Faith in a time of Pandemic, I addressed several issues of interest to my Sober Catholic readers. In the last one I said that “This afternoon I’ll write one or two more posts on the matter.” Well, it’s the afternoon and here’s one of the posts. …

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“Called Out of Darkness,” a new recovery blog by a Catholic!

I received an email the other day from Meagan M., a recovering heroin addict. She told me about her blog, Called Out of Darkness. It’s fairly new, just a few months old. Please go to the link above and read her story. Support her! Encourage her to continue blogging! Not only does she share her …

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St. Maximilian Kolbe: martyr, patron of addicts, died 75 years ago today

NOTE: This is an edited version of a post previously published to “Paul Sofranko’s Blog” St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe was executed in the Nazi German concentration camp at Auschwitz seventy-five years ago today for being a Catholic priest. He was a Conventual Franciscan friar and Guardian (leader, administrator) of Niepokalanow, then the world’s largest friary …

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Awestruck’s “Life on the Rock” appearance!

I watched on You Tube an episode of EWTN’s show, “Life on the Rock,” which featured the guys behind a new and growing Catholic Social Network, “Awestruck.” A little bit about Awestruck (from the network’s “About” page): “The main-stream media is not in the business of promoting the Church nor the message of the Gospel. …

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Awestruck Network USA Tour 2014

UPDATED (see below after the strikethrough): Some South African Catholics who’ve started the “Awestruck Catholic Social Network” will be travelling to the USA in November to film a guest spot on EWTN’s “Life on the Rock” show. This is a wonderful opportunity for you all to engage in some Works of Mercy, meet people from …

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Sober Catholic on YouTube

This blog now has an “expanded presence” online: a YouTube Channel! See: Sober Catholic on YouTube. I have not, nor am likely to in the near future, upload videos. But I have subscribed to a number of channels that might be of interest to Catholics recovering from alcoholism and other addictions. I don’t necessarily agree …

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UPDATE: I WILL be on the “On Call Show with Wendy Wiese”, for Wednesday, May 1st

UPDATE: Wendy Wiese contacted me and rescheduled me for next Wednesday. I was supposed to be on April 16th, but I cancelled a few days earlier as I was getting sick. I will be on the “On Call Show with Wendy Wiese”, Wednesday, May 1st at 1PM CT (2PM ET)! A description of the show, …

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